Second Lieutenant Donald Macgregor

Second Lieutenant Donald Hamilton Macgregor, 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. He was killed in action in France, aged 26, on the 23rd August 1918 during the ” Advance to Victory”. He had been born in Denholm, Roxburghshire and was the son of Donald and Jessie Macgregor of D’Abbies Tower, Jedburgh. He had been educated at George Watson’s college, and Edinburgh University before taking up a position with the Bank of Montreal in Canada. He returned home in March 1916 and enlisted in the 2nd/9th ( Reserve ) Battalion, Royal Scots. He was commissioned into the Gordon Highlanders in May 1917. He is buried in Railway Cutting Cemetery, Courcelles-Le- Compte, Somme, France where his Headstone is inscribed ” Pro Patria” He fell in the action near Gommecourt where the Battalion suffered some casualties from machine gun fire and gas shelling. The photos show Allied troops advancing after the retreating German Army during the final 100 days of the War.

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